Special Topics for upcoming volumes of Australian Folklore


Featured Article: Dr. Andrew K.S. Piper discusses Heritage and Financial Management


In his article, The Future of the Past—A Cautionary Lesson: Heritage and Financial Mismanagement at the Port Arthur Historic Site, 1987–1996, the University of New England's Dr. Andrew K.S. Piper explores:

"the failure of successive Federal and State governments to intervene effectively for the long-term conservation of the Port Arthur Historic Site."

This important article unpacks the relationships between Heritage, Financial Management, Conservation and the ability of the general public to access significant Historic Sites. 

You can read Piper's comments in Volume 31 of Australian Folklore.

Posted: 2017-12-03 More...

Call for Papers: AF33 (2018) - Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions

The Editorial Board of Australian Folklore calls for papers for the journal’s 2018 issue. We invite submissions of original work that are not being considered for publication elsewhere. Our 2018 issue will contain a special feature section, ‘Folklore, Archaeology and Oral Traditions’, exploring the crossovers between oral tradition, archaeology and the lore of material culture and heritage. Submissions may wish to consider that topic in any global context. The theme is intended to encourage cross-disciplinary contributions. Submissions on other topics are also welcome.  
Posted: 2017-11-24 More...

News Flash: Upcoming Pitcairn Island Documentary


The 2016 issue of Australian Folklore features a special interest section on the lore and culture of Pitcairn Island. The video below is a trailer for a soon-to-be-released documentary, slated for 2018, about Pitcairn Island written, and produced by a contributor to that our special interest Pitcairn Island feature, Dr. Joshua Nash. 

Posted: 2017-11-05 More...
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